Rebecca True
Syracuse, NY
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Rebecca True

Rebecca T.

Syracuse, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Bass clarinet is a special instrument with awesome people who play it! In a lesson, you can expect to learn, practice, and perform the fundamentals of bass clarinet using the materials given to you by your band director or I can create a custom curriculum for you. I like to help you play the music YOU want to learn, so every lesson includes time learning solos such as classical, movie music, and popular music.

About Rebecca T.

If you're looking for a dynamic and experienced virtual music teacher, let's talk! I have taught students of all ages to love and appreciate the wonderful world of music through clarinet, saxophone, flute, and oboe. My past students have won placements in performing arts high schools, won superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble, and been admitted to college music programs!

Clarinet is my specialty, and I do teach all woodwind instruments as a public school music teacher and as a teacher with Music and Arts. It brings me so much joy to see students progress. In lessons, we'll custom tailor your learning experience to what YOU want to learn. We'll learn with fundamentals so we can master and play YOUR favorite types of music.

All about me: I've been playing clarinet for 20 years, teaching clarinet for 10 years, and teaching woodwinds for 10 years. I am very proud to be a University of Florida graduate with a Masters of Music in clarinet performance and music theory. My 7 years of experience as a public school music teacher help me create skills-based lessons to help students grow from where they are. I know what your band directors want to hear, and I am familiar with band method books and band literature. I would love to help you enjoy music by learning clarinet, flute, saxophone, or oboe!

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Jackson
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My child was so excited after his lesson and couldn't wait to continue practicing what he had just learned. Rebecca was patient, but challenged him. She encouraged him and I could hear the difference after just one lesson.

Posted Aug 26, 2021
Eeshan
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Great lessons, looking forward to the next ones!

Posted Jun 17, 2021
Kimberly
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Rebecca is phenomenal for private lessons for all ages. She is very patient and makes learning the clarinet fun. She is detail oriented and will help you be the best you can be while still being encouraging and helpful. Rebecca gives clear feedback and suggestions to fix issues, she also is very knowledgeable about repertoire and new opportunities for playing. I would recommend her to everyone I known interested in clarinet.

Posted Mar 22, 2021
Brian
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Rebecca has worked with me for a few lessons and each time I can see improvement. I would highly recommend to anyone, including adult learners.

Posted Jun 11, 2018
Ariana
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I'm having fun learning new notes

Posted Jul 13, 2017
Gretchen
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She is very helpful and cares if I get the notes right!

Posted Jul 6, 2017
Amanda
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Rebecca was great. She didn't waste a lot of time, she got right down to business teaching... which I really appreciated. We were looking for help for something very specific and she was able to really help my son with exactly what he wanted help with. She was encouraging and kind.
She was very flexible with her time and working with us. And she was very knowledgeable about how to help him. Overall it was a great experience!

Posted May 28, 2017
Hattie
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this was my daughters first lesson and she enjoyed it very much and is still practicing an hour later!

Posted Feb 6, 2017
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Experience

Music Teacher
May 2021 - Present

State of New York

I teach general music for the local school district.

Music Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jan 2021

State of Florida

I am a five year veteran of teaching music in public schools. I have taught band and choir in middle and high school. My favorite is teaching elementary general music and musical theater.

Substitute Clarinet
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Gainseville Orchestra

Substitute clarinet for a wonderful local orchestra and got to play some fun concerts, including the children's concert.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2017 - May 2019

University of Florida

I taught clarinet skills to undergraduate music education majors, taught non-major clarinet lessons, and did lessons and sectionals in the greater Gainesville area.

Education

Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance, Music Theory
Jul 2017 - May 2019

University of Florida

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Aug 2009 - May 2013

Stetson University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music K-12
May 2021

New York BOCES

World Music Pedagogy
Jul 2017

Smithsonian Institution

Completed certification course in World Music Pedagogy through the University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institution.
Music K-12
Jun 2012

FL Department of Education

Awards

Nominee for Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year
Feb 2020

Osceola Arts

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2020
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
International Clarinet Association
Jul 2017
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2010
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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